Tetubad Kelaunan Ngalan Tinubigan muka' Sinepa'an, sampay Binentudan

Alternative Titles:
A Poem about the Names of All the Rivers, Streams and Mountains
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Date Created:
1988
Extent:
16 lines and 7 notes
Description:
Each line of this poem is comprised simply of two words: the name of a river, mountain or settlement, and a word recalling, usually in metaphor an event experienced by Subanen in the place named: the ground shaking with the footsteps of attacker, villagers whispering as their adversaries passed by, a town left empty after a surprise battle. The rhythem of the poem can also be played on brass gongs, recalling the familiar words to listeners.Isis Guilingan ends his version of the familiar poem with the lines, <<We have one inheritance, passed down by our ancestors. This we know to be the heritage of our land.>>
Publication Status:
Draft (posted 'as is' without peer review)
Country:
Philippines
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Entry Number:
48789
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